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John Ruskin

[English Romantic Writer and Painter, 1819-1900]

• Relationships: Studied under James Duffield Harding.
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteAshmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK
The Elements of Drawing, a catalogue of Ruskin's teaching materials from the University of Oxford

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Many works from the museum's prints and drawings collection

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteSheffield Galleries & Museums, UK

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
2 works online

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Bellinzona, watercolor and gouache, 1858

Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, East Sussex, England

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
18 works by or related to the artist

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
Study of a Sprig of a Myrtle Tree, ca.1877

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Abbeville, pencil drawing

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
4 works online

Pre-Raphaelite Photographs Exhibition

John Ruskin at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
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National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJohn Ruskin at The Art Renewal Center
6 works online

Notable SiteJohn Ruskin at The Athenaeum  
2 works online

John Ruskin at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

In the Pass of Killiecrankie, 1857

The Victorian Web

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on John Ruskin  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"John Ruskin: J.M.W. Turner's Most Passionate Defender" (2008)

Dictionary of Art Historians  
Biographical entry with emphasis on the subject's contribution to the art historical research

The New York Observer
"Ruskin Is Brought Back at the Morgan Library", article by Hilton Kramer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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John Ruskin

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The Stones of Venice

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Designing Utopia: John Ruskin's Urban Vision for Britain and America

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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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Ruskin, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites


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